HVAC… Do you know what that stands for? Most people would immediately say that it stands for Heating and Air Conditioning without giving a second thought as to what the “V” is for. The “V” stands for Ventilation and without the “V” the “H,” and the AC won’t work effectively. Our homes simply cannot circulate warm or cold air without proper ventilation.
If you have a home that is more than 30 years old, you probably have a ventilation system that is doing the bare minimum. This is not only costing you more money in wasted energy, but it is also opening your home up to all sorts of other issues like mold, allergens, dust mites and bacteria.
If you live in an older home with an HVAC design that is more than 30 years old, here are some facts to consider:
- Proper attic ventilation can reduce HVAC energy cost by 10-12% (on average).
- Improperly installed HVAC systems raise energy cost by as much as 30%.
- You should replace your air filter every 3 months, but most people go years without replacing their filters. REPLACE your filter. You know you need to, go do it now, before you forget, AGAIN.
- If you are frequently sick, ask us about installing a high-efficiency media filter to your furnace and air conditioning unit.
With cooler weather approaching, we are sure to start keeping our homes even more closed up for months on end so having the necessary ventilation to keep us healthy becomes even more important. When you are without an efficient, well-maintained ventilation system, your air quality will get increasingly worse and will exacerbate things like allergies and asthma.
At Carmine’s, we are committed to keeping your home healthy and problem free. If your system is more 30 years old we are happy to review your ventilation and see how we can improve things for you. For your assessment, call us at 203-791-8089.